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Teenager charged over police fire bomb attack: French prosecutor

- A 17-year-old boy has been charged and held in connection with an attack on French police by youths who threw molotov cocktails at officers, leaving two with severe burns, prosecutors said Saturday.

Afghan teen arrested over German murder-rape

Berlin - A teenage Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested on suspicion of the rape and murder of a 19-year-old female student in Germany, police and prosecutors said Saturday.

Nine dead, 25 missing after fire at California rave party

San Francisco - Nine people were killed and 25 missing after a huge blaze broke out during a rave party near San Francisco held in a cluttered, maze-like warehouse for artists, fire officials said Saturday.

Thai police hold suspect in Pakistan factory fire that killed 255

Bangkok - A Pakistani man suspected of starting a devastating factory fire in Karachi four years ago that killed 255 people has been arrested in Bangkok, Thai police said Saturday.

Ratko Mladic: the 'Butcher of Bosnia' whose trial nears end

Belgrade - Ratko Mladic, whose war crimes trial reaches a climax next week, is a former Serb army commander whose brutish leadership during Bosnia's 1990s conflict was blamed for the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II.

Brazil political drama deepens with graft plea deal

Bras - A political drama threatening Brazil's President Michel Temer deepened Thursday with judges ordering his top ally to stand trial and corruption suspects lining up to make more potentially explosive revelations.

Inquiry finds 'knees together' judge should be removed from bench

Calgary - A committee of the Canadian Judicial Council recommended Justice Robin Camp be removed from office for remarks he made during a 2014 sexual assault trial that included asking the complainant why she didn't just keep her knees together.

Girl of four dies after mother fed her meth, heroin and ketamine

Grimsby - A four-year-old girl died after she was persuaded to take a cocktail of drugs that her mother, Michala Pyke, 37, referred to as Smarties.

Spain arrests 45 over suspected Georgian burglary ring

Madrid - Spanish police have arrested 45 suspected members of a Georgian burglary ring that broke into more than 100 homes, a force spokeswoman said Wednesday after a coordinated nationwide sweep.

Belgium holds 6 over August machete attack on policewomen

Brussels - Belgian police arrested six people on Wednesday in connection with an August machete attack on two policewomen that was claimed by the Islamic State group.

Three found guilty in Air France 'shirt-ripping' trial

Paris - Three former Air France employees on trial for ripping company executives' shirts during a dispute over layoffs were found guilty on Wednesday in a case that highlighted the country's fraught labour relations.

Woman shoots boyfriend for smearing pizza on her face

Millmont - A man in Millmont, Pennsylvania, was shot by his girlfriend. He allegedly rubbed a slice of pizza in her face before she shot him.

Eight hurt in car, knife attack on Ohio State campus

Columbus - At least eight people were injured in an apparent car-ramming and knife attack at Ohio State University on Monday, triggering an hours-long lockdown before authorities declared the campus secure.

Maduro calls nephews' US conviction 'imperialist attack'

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday railed against a US court ruling that convicted two of his nephews for drug trafficking, calling it an "imperialist attack.

Gay date-rape serial killer Stephen Port jailed for life in UK

London - A serial killer who murdered four young men he met on gay networking sites in Britain was sentenced on Friday to life in prison without the possibility of release.

Hooded attacker kills woman in French missionary retirement home

Montferrier-sur-lez - A hooded man wielding a knife murdered a woman at a retirement home for missionaries in southern France triggering a manhunt, with the country still on edge following a string of jihadist attacks.

Briton admits giving money to Brussels, Paris attacks suspect

London - A British man has pleaded guilty to supplying money to Mohamed Abrini, a key suspect in the Brussels and Paris attacks, a court heard Thursday as the trial opened of his alleged accomplice.

Colombia's ex-spy chief jailed over 1989 assassination

Estanzuela - A former head of Colombia's intelligence services was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for involvement in the 1989 assassination of presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan by drug-gang hitmen.

Verdict in Harris case reached: Kid's death was not accidental

Justin Ross Harris has been found guilty of murder in the death of his 22-month-old son Cooper who died after the former Home Depot web developer left him locked in a hot car back in 2014.
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